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Update on Kane’s Return, Likely Feud for the Divas Title, Update on Lucha Stars in WWE, More, Another Former WWE Star Doing MMA?, Duggan’s Book, Monday’s RAW, Rumble on Blu-ray, More

November 10, 2011   ·   0 Comments

– As we have noted before, The Great Khali is planning on opening a wrestling school in India. Khali did an interview in his country recently and said WWE would be going on tour there in 2012.

– Current plans have Kane returning at the Royal Rumble but he could be brought back earlier.

– WWE is building towards a feud between Natalya and Beth Phoenix over the Divas Title.

– Mexican mini wrestler Mascarita Dorado, who is one of the best right now, was told he would be offered a WWE contract after a strong performance at the tryouts in Mexico City last month. Several other lucha stars were expected to be offered contracts. They won’t be coming in any time soon as there are visa issues to take care of, among other things.

As noted before, Averno is expected to arrive soon.

– Here are some recent WWE attendance figures from overseas:

* RAW on November 2nd in Dublin drew 7,000 fans for $545,000

* SmackDown on November 3rd in Bilbao, Spain drew 4,000 fans for $200,000

* RAW on November 3rd in Nantes, France drew 4,700 fans for $325,000

* RAW on November 4th in Amneville, France drew 5,800 fans for $420,000

* SmackDown on November 4th in Graz, Austria drew 2,600 fans for $215,000

* RAW on November 5th in Manchester drew 12,600 fans for $650,000

* SmackDown on November 5th in Vienna, Austria drew 4,000 fans for $375,000

* RAW on November 6th in Sheffield drew 7,500 fans for $420,000

* SmackDown on November 6th in Cardiff, Wales drew 4,600 fans for $280,000

* SmackDown on November 7th in Birmingham drew 7,000 for $380,000

– The October 17th RAW Supershow had 408,000 homes watching on DVR or tape delay, which would have been 11.6% of the total viewership.

– Some of the agents in WWE are quietly complaining about the push of Mason Ryan.

– The next WWE pay-per-view to be released on Blu-ray will be the 2012 Royal Rumble.

– Former WWE Superstar Low Ki (Kaval, Senshi) has been regularly training at Batista’s gym in Tampa, Florida and is considering trying Mixed Martial Arts. Another former WWE Superstar, David Hart Smith, also trains at Batista’s gym.

– As noted before, WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s book will be released in April of 2012. The second draft to the book has been completed and it’s being ghost written by Scott Williams, who also worked on Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes’ books.

– WWE is now advertising John Cena, CM Punk and Randy Orton vs. The Miz, R-Truth and Mark Henry for Monday’s RAW Supershow. This is likely the dark main event.

 

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